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. >>> americans will soon be unable to adopt children from russia. the upper chamber of the parliament there is expected to approve a measure outlawing the practice. it's in retaliation for a u.s. law that calls for sanctions against russians seen to be human rights violators. there's 740,000 children without parental custody in russia. more than 60,000 russian children have been adopted in the u.s. in the last 20 years. >>> some encouraging news from south africa this morning, where nelson mandela is said to be in good spirits. the former president has been in the hospital since the beginning of december. yesterday, he got a visit from the country's current president, jacob zuma, who said mandela is looking better. zuma also said doctors are happy with the progress that mandela is making. >>> still, overseas in australia, shoppers there have had a full day in the stores. they've been doing their so-called boxing day shopping. and they're doing a lot of it. today's actually the busiest shopping day of the year down under. analysts say both men and women were buying up the latest fashio
, a major storm overseas is causing a mess of epic proportions on some roads in russia. early season snow all but shut down one of the main routes between moscow and st. petersburg over the weekend. some eyewitnesses said the traffic jam stretched nearly 125 miles, trapping some people for two days. >>> and a developing story overnight from japan. investigators say a rusted bolt may have led to a deadly tunnel collapse. nine people died when concrete panels on the ceiling of the tunnel came crashing down. the missing bolt had held those panels in place. now, there's an emergency inspection of dozens of similar tunnels all across japan. >>> and back here in the u.s., a town in northwestern louisiana is evacuated this morning while a massive amount of improperly stored explosive powder is removed from a munitions facility. the 800 residents of doyline, louisiana, are out of their homes. they have no idea when they will be allowed back. police say 6 million pounds of powder needs to be removed. >>> and dozens of people from southern new jersey are likely out of their homes for the rest of th
, in one of those machines where you use the claw to scoop up a toy. this one in russia. >> no word on how that kitty claimed her cozy spot there. she seemed content even when the claw nearly grabs her. i have never successfully gotten anything out of those machines. i never can maneuver it right to do it. >> it's operator error. >> i'm sure, probably. >>> and it's the big, new destination for a las vegas wedding. it's the new 24-hour denny's, right there in downtown sin city. >> now, in addition to the wedding chapel inside, there's also a full-service bar, of course, for those who want to get hitched right there at denny's. they're offering a variety of marital packages, includes a cake made of bacon and a marriage. and moons over my hammy. a grand slam of a marriage. >> you can do it all there at denny's. i love it. >>> for some of you, now, your local news, coming up next. >> for everyone else, we'll be back in a moment with a look at the royal babies through the years. on ♪ ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪ [ female announcer ] we've added a touch of philadelphia cream chee
is just a matter of time. and there are conflicting reports that his most powerful ally, russia, may be preparing for his defeat. rebels are gaining ground outside the capital and have defied every effort to defeat them. >>> there's some confusion over where former south african president nelson mandela is being treated. government officials there say they are protecting his privacy not confirming which hospital is treating him. >> the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was admitted on saturday for what has since been diagnosed as a lung infection. >>> in other news right now, president obama will have to go to plan "b," to find a new secretary of state. >> in a surprise move, u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name from consideration, saying the country would not benefit from a bitter, costly confirmation process. >> several republicans made it clear they did not want rice to be the nation's top diplomat. and abc's tahman bradley joins us, now live, from washington with more on this surprise move. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hello. good morning to you, rob and paula. the president's
to be russia's retaliation for a set of human rights sanctions passed by congress and signed into law this month by president obama. >>> sunday's football game in indianapolis is more than just about winning. it will also be a triumph over adversity and personal battles won. abc's t.j. winick reports on the reversal of fortunes for the colts and their coach. >> reporter: coming into this nfl season, the challenges for colts' first-year head coach chuck pagano were many. a team that finished the league-worst 2-14, last year. >> the indianapolis colts select andrew luck, quarterback, stanford. >> reporter: and a rookie quarterback, taking over for the departed peyton manning. but less than a month into the season, those challenges were nothing, compared to the devastating personal news he received. >> the conclusion came down that he did have leukemia. >> reporter: the 52-year-old was forced to take a leave of absence for treatment, which included chemotherapy. expectations fell for the new-look colts. and yet, they've defied all expectations, behind rookie q.b. andrew luck and an inter
bears. >> meet mashka and mishka, 3-month-old cubs that were rescued in eastern russia. the cubs' mother was apparently killed by hunters. that means the cubs would have been doomed in the wild. things are looking up for them. they're reportedly being well taken care of. >> that's the cutest moment right there. pops right out. >>> okay. from that to this. an incredible reunion between a woman and her cat. it's being called a christmas miracle. an arizona woman got her beloved cat back, seven years after she lost her. and little sofia was found in san diego, about 400 miles from her home in phoenix. here's the reunion. family could no longer care for sofia. so, they turned her into the humane society. and luckily, she had one of those identifying microchips. >> i'm beyond excited. i just want to get her back home. >> seven years later. tricia osterman says getting sofia back is a present she will never forget. >>> also this. best-selling writer, dennis lehane is so anxious to get his missing dog back, he will name a character after in his next book for his beloved beagle. he said he jumpe
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